I'll be traveling to Michigan via Detroit Metro airport. I plan to take my Glock 23 with me from Sea-Tac. All I have to take it in is the Glock clamshell case. (This is my first time traveling with a handgun)
Because the case has no built-in place to secure a lock, I'm left with the option of using one of the following around the case's handle:
-Long padlock on the handle, then a trigger lock through the padlock to take up the space between the lock base and the case handle.
-Flexible barrel lock wrapped around the handle 3 times, then secured.
Have any of you had to improvise like this before? I spoke to a TSA rep, who said that it should be fine as long as the case cannot be opened without a key. I think I'll be okay, but would appreciate any advice.
(I called Michigan State Police to get an overview of their laws, and to verify reciprocity for a Washington State CPL.)